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[ dig ]SEE DEFINITION OF dig

Synonyms for dig

  • gibe
  • crack
  • cut
  • innuendo
  • jeer
  • quip
  • slur
  • sneer
  • taunt
  • wisecrack
  • cutting remark
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Antonyms for dig

  • compliment
  • praise
  • flattery
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIG

As a matter of fact, we dig a gulf between the material and the spiritual which does not exist.

Now I will make you dig, dig, dig, to the very depths of the earth to bring me gold!

They had to dig around them carefully, so that Dr. Schliemann might see what they were.

But during this work of many weeks he had taught his workmen how to dig.

With better tools we will proceed to dig into these mounds and discover what they contain.

In fact, Gryphus was beginning to dig the soil with his crooked fingers.

All her doors were blocked up, and she lived alone, so there was no one to dig her out.

At length, it was suggested that the letters were not initials, but the complete word, DIG.

Then he began to dig about it carefully to keep from spoiling the honey.

When they're dead you dig big trenches and you pile 'em in like dogs!

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c. (diggen), of uncertain origin, perhaps related to dike and ditch, either via Old French diguer (ultimately from a Germanic source), or directly from an unrecorded Old English word. Native words were deolfan (see delve), grafan (see grave (v.)).

Slang sense of "understand" first recorded 1934 in Black English, probably based on the notion of "excavate." A slightly varied sense of "appreciate" emerged 1939. Strong past participle dug appeared 16c., but is not etymological. Related: Digging.

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